Trauma Care for High Speed Collisions: MARCHing Like A Trauma Surgeon
A sports car driving down a winding road swerves to avoid a deer and rolls over 3 times. A pickup truck traveling 70 miles an hour on the highway has crashed head-on into a bridge abutment. High-impact trauma situations present special challenges. How ready is your crew to respond? Looking at state of the art and emerging trauma care technologies this program takes the same principles taught to trauma surgeons and nurses, and makes them “ready for the field.” ALS and BLS providers will learn the latest developments in multi system and multi patient trauma management to be truly prepared to care for victims of high-speed motor vehicle collisions.
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Learning Objectives: Students will be able to:
– Anticipate injury patterns based on modern vehicle construction and high-speed mechanism of injury.
– Utilize communication techniques to facilitate patient assessment, care and coordination with rescuers.
– Rapidly detect, identify, and manage massive hemorrhage, airway damage, respiratory compromise, circulatory collapse, and head injury as either an ALS or BLS EMS provider.
– Discuss emerging techniques and technology for the management of victims of high-speed motor vehicle collisions.